MK3 From Croatia

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kalina91
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MK3 From Croatia

Postby kalina91 » Tue May 08, 2018 7:03 pm

Greetings to all members from Croatia! My name is Ante and im from Croatia, small town between cities Split and Trogir called Kaštel Stari.
I bought mine last year on Valentines day :lol:/>/> lolol/>/>
1981. 2,0 v6 engine. At first car looked fine with few things to repair, but when i started to disassembly it i noticed a big job to expect, but Capri is my dream car, so i didn't think too much and started to removing everything, bolt by bolt and part after part. Here are some pictures:

before:

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after few days:

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as i looking for steel panels and various car parts here in Croatia(very difficult and very hard to find anything) i bought some things on ebay:

mk2 tail lamps and emblem:

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USA mercury front grille :yes2: :

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details:

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stripped down!:

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discs are brand new :lol:/>/>

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right side goes new

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frend gave me a gift, his old 2,0 v6 1985 donator for mine and in the future for his car,

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right side removed

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After almost one year of promises of body workshop owner that project will start "next monday". I was forced to take the car and give it to real Capri lover and excellent guy who in just few days did the some of major work:


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Inner sills, new one custom made thicker and stronger:

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Little update:

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Lights:

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custom panels

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rust rust go away come back never again! :

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removing old paint from right door:

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before:
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after:

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one of the biggest job on the car:

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and of course, more and MORE expanding foam! :

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repairing previous "repairs":

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burning old color and cleaning right side from the donor car :

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fitting:

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how it looks right now:

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More Updates!

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buy aftermarket wings they said, it would be fun they said...the worst thing that i ever did was buying aftermarket wings and pay good money for it, but they are piece of **it

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after wings, rear end:

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some tests :

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Peter-S
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Re: MK3 From Croatia

Postby Peter-S » Wed May 09, 2018 11:43 am

Hi and :welcome:
Depressing what lies beneath the skin sometimes but good to see that one is being restored. Good stuff, look forward to seeing it progress further :)
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Paul G
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Re: MK3 From Croatia

Postby Paul G » Wed May 09, 2018 12:09 pm

Good work and great to see another one saved. It seems they rust just as badly in Croatia as they do in the UK!

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Re: MK3 From Croatia

Postby timfromull » Wed May 16, 2018 11:25 am

Hi mate and :welcome: .....
Great pics and well done on your progress.
The Fiat looks interesting too.

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Re: MK3 From Croatia

Postby Not_Anumber » Fri May 18, 2018 2:15 pm

That looks a really good restoration. I hope you manage to make the after market front wings fit without too much additional shaping and filling work.
My wife's family are from Split, we married in Sveti Duje and she has cousins in Marasovica near to the Riva. :beer:

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Re: MK3 From Croatia

Postby kalina91 » Sat May 26, 2018 11:49 am

Paul G wrote:Good work and great to see another one saved. It seems they rust just as badly in Croatia as they do in the UK!


thx mate! yeah, every capri rust at the same place. This one was in snowy place so it is more corroded than cars that are here at the sea.

Not_Anumber wrote:That looks a really good restoration. I hope you manage to make the after market front wings fit without too much additional shaping and filling work.
My wife's family are from Split, we married in Sveti Duje and she has cousins in Marasovica near to the Riva. :beer:

Thank you! I will post more pictures soon. Nice to hear that, so when i finish it, come with your Capri to Split and we will take a ride, one left, and one right :D :D :drive: